purple flowers with a view by the lake

By: Tunchai Redvers

i
walk on the land
the earth my ancestors cultivated
with their spirit
their stories interwoven into
the threads of root and grass
that whisper beneath my toes
 
i
listen
and hear their laughter
hardened by resilience
but softened by the hope
that their generations of children
will walk
as I walk
and breathe strength
an unburdened will
to continue to speak the stories
that tickle my feet

Tunchai Redvers
Tunchai Redvers is a Dene and Métis queer/two-spirit social justice warrior, poet and wanderer, originally from Treaty 8 in Northwest Territories. She currently lives in southern Ontario where she is working towards a Master of Social Work, while running We Matter, a national nonprofit organization committed to Indigenous youth empowerment, hope and life promotion.

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